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BMW 3-Series To Get 3-Cylinder Engines, But Not Soon: Report

Downsizing engines is a common theme at most carmakers these days, and has been for some time. Adding turbo to smaller cylinder counts yields similar performance to larger engines while saving fuel. But most of the talk has been limited to four- and six-cylinder engines--three cylinders have been... read more

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Video: Part 4 Of BMW's 'Wherever You Want To Go' Series

Today's fourth installment marks the last in BMW's documentary series entitled "Wherever You Want To Go." Entitled, "How We'll Learn To Stop Worrying And Love The Future,"... read more February 22, 2011 by

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BMW USA Chief O'Donnell Confirms Multiple Four-Cylinders In U.S. By End Of 2011

We already know the new BMW X1 will be coming with BMW's four-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine later this year, but today at the Washington Auto Show BMW USA boss Jim... read more January 27, 2011 by

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Ford Previews Vehicle-To-Vehicle Tech At Washington Auto Show

The Washington Auto Show isn't known as the place for hot new concepts or production models, but it does have its share of future vehicle tech, and the latest from Ford... read more January 26, 2011 by

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Volkswagen XL1: High-Tech, Super Efficient, 261 mpg

If the 20th Century was all about improvements in safety and performance for the motor car, the 21st Century see these criteria joined by efficiency. We're seeing a... read more January 25, 2011 by


GM, Purdue University Working On Thermoelectric Energy Regeneration

Thermoelectric energy regeneration sounds like a complicated topic, but it's really pretty straightforward: recapturing energy that would otherwise be wasted as heat and... read more December 16, 2010 by

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Mercedes-Benz Continues DiesOtto Work, S-Class Still Slated To Be First

The idea of combining the best of the high-compression, high thermal efficiency characteristics with the power and familiarity of gasoline isn't new. There are a number of... read more October 7, 2010 by

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Chrysler cars could get Fiat's efficient Multiair technology

Getting more out of the current generation of hardware is becoming increasingly important for the major carmakers as fuel and emissions standards tighten, but getting more... read more August 3, 2009 by

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Closer look at Mercedes’ new four-cylinder engine technology

Earlier this month Mercedes Benz unveiled two new entry-level E-Class models for the European market. The cars featured highly-efficient four-cylinder engines in both... read more July 28, 2009 by

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Mercedes-Benz to offer 58 BlueEfficiency models by end of 2009

Green isn't always green - sometimes it's blue. Or at least that's what Mercedes-Benz wants us to think when we think of efficient, environment-friendlier motoring. And to... read more July 22, 2009 by

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Ford puts four-cylinder EcoBoost, Powershift plans on the table: 230hp, 2.0L

Call it EcoBoost, call it TwinForce, it's a welcome addition to the Ford lineup for many buyers, packing more power in a smaller, more efficient engine. And soon the V6... read more July 21, 2009 by

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Mercedes Benz expands E-Class range with two economical four-cylinder models

Mercedes Benz is expanding the engine lineup of its new 2010 E-Class by introducing two economical four-cylinder models: the E200 CDI turbodiesel and E200 CGI petrol model... read more July 21, 2009 by

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Germans, luxury marques lead diesel's U.S. comeback

It's easy to blame the economy or the consequent poor car market for the delay of diesels from Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, but that hasn't kept... read more June 29, 2009 by

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BMW launches new efficient 316d ES for Europe

The U.S. resurgence of diesel may finally be shifting into high gear, but some of the world's best diesels still aren't even offered here. In Europe, however, carmakers such... read more June 24, 2009 by

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Report: BMW to introduce upgraded 306hp twin-turbo diesel

Diesel is just beginning to make its comeback in the U.S., and BMW is ready to capitalize on that with a more powerful version of its 3.0L twin-turbo six-cylinder diesel... read more June 22, 2009 by

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2010 Subaru Legacy scores 31mpg highway in EPA tests

Subaru has been curiously unaffected - or nearly so - by the tremors shaking the foundations of so many other carmakers' sales figures. And despite the 2010 Legacy's... read more June 18, 2009 by


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